American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and soprano Nicole Cabell star as Romeo and Giulietta in The Capulets and the Montagues presented by San Francisco Opera. Bellini’s operatic adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet tells a slightly varied but equally heartbreaking story.
Stepping in for Tybalt in the original story, Giulietta’s fiancé Tebaldo is played by Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu. American bass-baritone Eric Owens sings the role of Capellio, Giulietta’s antagonistic father. Riccardo Frizza conducts the production.
Giulietta Nicole Cabell
Romeo Joyce DiDonato
Tebaldo Saimir Pirgu
Lorenzo Ao Li
Capellio Eric Owens
CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Frizza
STAGE DIRECTOR: Vincent Boussard
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson